Saturday, May 8, 2021

On ‘The Real’: Israel Houghton and Wife Adrienne Perform ‘Secrets’ + Lil Duval! (WATCH)

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*Today, Friday, Sept. 28, it’s Fri-Yay on The Real! The ladies discuss the best kinds of sex, and what kinds of things they hate that everyone else seems to love. Also, co-host Loni Love declares herself all-in for the Coffin Challenge!

Comedian Lil Duval stops by to chat about his surprise hit song, “Smile (Living My Best Life,” and living his own best life.

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And co-host Adrienne Houghton’s husband, six-time Grammy winner Israel Houghton, visits to talk about his new CD, Road to Demaskus, and how he found peace during difficult times in his life.

And later Adrienne and Israel perform their duet, “Secrets” from the new album.

Loni Love is ALL IN For The Coffin Challenge!

Lil Duval Is Living His Best Life

Israel Houghton Talks About Finding Peace In Difficult Times

Israel and Adrienne Houghton Perform “Secrets”

Israel Houghton Talks About Finding Peace In Difficult Times

Loni Love: You’ve always been a man of God, you’ve led many gospel albums, you have Grammys. You’ve also been a very private man. And then suddenly, the blogs were writing all about you, and your personal life.

Israel Houghton: Sure.

Loni: How did you handle that?

Israel: Well, it was interesting because, you know, when you go through stuff like that, and you finally announce, “Hey here’s what’s going on,” people assume this just happened last Tuesday! And the truth is, there had been so much leading up to that – five years of stuff leading up to that moment – so I had dealt with all the stuff that I personally had to deal with, and made sure my family was healthy and whole through all of that, before I ever announced, “Hey, here’s what’s up.” But when it happened – I understand what it means to have peace that passes understanding. It’s like peace that makes no sense, because I should be freaking out, I should be replying, I should be, you know, going off, and instead I have this peace. And I think that was…

Loni: Why do you think you had that peace?

Israel: Because. When you’re willing to literally take your mask off and lose everything – like I was willing to lose everything – and I realized here’s why: I’ve had platforms, I’ve had accolades, I’ve had all the things people go after, but I had no peace.

Tamera Mowry-Housley: Ah.

Israel: Like, I’m here worshiping The Prince of Peace, telling people how good God is, and I am living with an absence of peace. And so, getting past that mask, I think the mask for most of us feels like it’s protective, and like, nobody’s going to see what’s really going on, but really, it’s suffocating. It is cutting off your oxygen, when you’re trying to be fake and filter and edit your life. And so I was just like, “I’m taking that off,” and I’m going to – if I have to lose everything, I will, and what I found was instead of a platform, I found peace for the first time in my life.

[The Real audience applauds]

Israel: You can’t beat that.

 

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About The Real

Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy Award-winning hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

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